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Marine Mammal Science is a podcast covering some of the latest scientific research on marine mammals – whales and dolphins, polar bears, seals and sea lions, manatees and dugongs, and sea otters. The podcast is produced by Speak Up For Blue Media on behalf of the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the journal Marine Mammal Science. The host is Dr. Chris Parsons.
 
Speak Up For The Ocean Blue raises awareness of the variety of ocean science and conservation projects conducted all around the world. It educates you, the listener, on the different Ocean Conservation Projects that are happening around the world. By listening to our guests, I hope to inspire you to live an ocean-friendly life through their stories and the information I provide to guide you towards a living a life that will be healthy for the Ocean. On the podcast episodes, I discuss, sharks ...
 
The Marine Conservation Happy Hour is a podcast that looks at the many different sides of Marine Science and Conservation in an informal setting - a during a pub Happy Hour, chatting casually over a few (or more) drinks. The show is co-hosted by Andrew Lewin, @Craken_McCraic, and @DrScarlettSmash. Everyone is a marine scientist who is passionate about the Ocean, marine mammals (whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, polar bears and more), sharks and other fish, invertebrates (especially squid & ...
 
Environmental Studies and Sciences is a podcast covering some of the latest research on environmental issues and hot topics in the environmental field, with leading academics and upcoming environmental researchers. The podcast is produced by Speak Up for Blue Productions on behalf of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, and the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. The host is Dr. Chris Parsons.
 
Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription info, and more.
 
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As part of EQMM’s 80th anniversary celebration, we offer a podcast this month featuring some of the characters from the Ellery Queen novels and stories, written by Frederic Danny and Manfred B. Lee (EQMM’s founders). Dale C. Andrews is a longtime, devoted Ellery Queen fan and he’s written several Ellery Queen pastiches for EQMM. Here he is reading …
 
Ghost nets are discarded nets from fishing vessels that float around in the ocean unmonitored. The nets continue to snag fish, marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds that causes needless deaths every year. There are organizations that search for Ghost Nets to retrieve and dispose of them; however, disposing of the plastic nets is not as simple a…
 
Why do scientists need communication skills? A discussion and a little bit of a rant inspired by Dr. Kraken's recent science communication panel appearance. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website: https://www.speakupforblue.com/show/marine-conservation-happy-hour/ MCHH Instagram MCHH Twitter…
 
After a daring escape the cephalosquad make their way back to Imrock’s hold and only have one final task – to get the other captains to sign onto their pirate republic. ############################################# Please support Dugongs & Seadragons on Patreon, if every subscriber gave us just $1 to $5 a month it will allow us to full fund and sup…
 
I had a great listener question that I decided to cover on the podcast because I thought it was an important topic. @harveyperello asked: Why do we ignore ocean solutions when fighting climate change? It's a terrific question! The answer comes down to how the ocean is covered in media. You never hear about great ocean projects such as the ones that…
 
In this week’s episode Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Caroline Weir who has dedicated herself to helping achieve a key biodiversity area for the endangered Sei Whales in the Falkland Islands. They talk about how important the Falkland Islands are to sei and southern right whales, and the scientific discoveries made on both species.…
 
Discovery's Shark Week is their biggest rating week of the year and is quite the spectacle. The shows aim to inspire people to learn about sharks and understand how they work; however, is the program effective at communicating the right information? A new scientific paper has been published to provide evidence that Shark Week has contained a lot of…
 
This may not be what you think: we are not talking about the age of someone who was attacked by a shark. Today, we bring you the story of a man in Japan that was attacked by a shark 3,000 years ago. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website: https://www.speakupforblue.com/show/marine-conservation-happy-hour/ MCHH Instagram MC…
 
Salmon populations can't stand the heat so they may be removed from many of the waterways that they normally occupy for spawning. Salmon are cold-water species that do not do well in warm water; therefore, freshwater rivers where the salmon spawn are not ideal habitats when they heat up due to climate change. Add human barriers such as culverts, da…
 
The cephalosquad has defeated the evil wizard Zensil and his evil otherworldly minions! Huzzah! Unfortunately, Zensil’s lair was only held together by his magical will, so now the cephalosquad are 2 miles below the surface of the ocean, in a lair that is collapsing around them… This sounds like a good time for a dramatic escape!!! #################…
 
How many oceans do we have on Earth? In other words, what exactly is the defition of an "ocean"- where do you draw the lines on a map? Since the 80s, we've been taught that there are 4 oceans on our planet, but mapmakers are now officially recognizing the Southern Ocean as one of 5 oceans on Earth. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue N…
 
Florida is in a Red Tide event two years after its last red tide event. Hundreds of ocean species are washing up along the shore dead and rotting causing health problems for people with respiratory issues and killing the tourism industry. Red tide events happen when nutrients feed a species of phytoplankton in combination with the right sea tempera…
 
In this week's episode, Dr. Drasko Holcer tells us more about the whales and dolphins of the Adriatic Sea, like long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, and common dolphins. He also talks about victories with Marine Protected Areas and shares a conservation message for the marine mammals of this region.…
 
There were 841 manatee deaths since January 1st of 2021, which is the largest mass mortality event since 2013 (830 deaths). The deaths were due to a lack of seagrass in their favourite eating spot, Indian Lagoon. Seagrass is a crucial part of the manatee diet and without the presence of the ocean plant, manatees end up starving to death. It's impor…
 
This episode is a bit of a rant that I have been thinking about for a while. Over the past few months, I've noticed that media companies (video, audio, and written forms) have been putting out content that either ignores science or drives a wedge between science and the public. The film Seaspiracy told the audience and non-profit organizations that…
 
We've got TOTES ADORBS in this episode! And also a carbon calculating robot, explained in the sweetest way possible in an NSF Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/US.NSF/videos/821554355444118/ Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website: https://www.speakupforblue.com/show/marine-conservation-happy-hour/ MCHH Instagram MCHH…
 
A new report written by researchers at the University of British Columbia and supported by Oceana reveals the foreign fisheries subsidies are contributing to overfishing in foreign countries. Countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, the USA, Thailand, Taiwan, Spain, Indonesia, and Norway will pay up to 35% of their total subsidies to th…
 
This week, we here at Dugongs and Sea Dragons are super excited to give you a sneak peek into a new series that will be available only to our Patreon supporters. With the expert DM skills of one of our Patreon Supporters, we are going to be entering the Dark Sun campaign setting, originally released during D&D second edition by TSR© - a world of su…
 
In this week's episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Drasko Holcer about the history of the Blue Whale Institute - which spearheaded cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea. They discuss the history of marine mammals in the Adriatic and the locals' attitudes towards the marine environment.By Speak Up For Blue
 
Fishers have had to adapt to many changes over generations. Some of those changes are natural, but most are human-induced. For one fisher in Alaska, adapting has been part of his entire life. Dune Lankard is an indigenous fisher in Alaska who has had to endure tsunamis, oil spills, the commoditization of the Indigenous way of fishing and life, and …
 
Dr. David Ebert joins me on the podcast today to discuss four publications that went out in the last 5 weeks that name and describe a new shark species. These new shark species bring Dave's total described species to 50. Dave talks about the process of naming and describing species and describes the four new shark species. A couple of things that D…
 
The cephalosquad is locked in a fierce battle with the evil wizard Zensil in this hour-long unabridged battle. ############################################# Please support Dugongs & Seadragons on Patreon, if every subscriber gave us just $1 to $5 a month it will allow us to full fund and support the podcast for the long-term: https://www.patreon.co…
 
The last episode on Climate Change might have been a bit pessimistic so I decided to share a great resource on how you can fight climate change. The David Suzuki Foundation has been working within Canada for decades to help Canadians understand and take action on Climate Change. I read out their tips on how you can fight climate change and added so…
 
This week’s episode will be part 1 of 3 episodes with Dr. Ashley Scarlett talking to one of our legendary marine mammal science champions Dr. Drasko Holcer. They talk about the history of cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea, threats to cetaceans in this region, and the work of the Blue World Institute.…
 
Last week was a crazy week for the environment, to say the least. The ocean was set on fire due to a busted pipeline, a town in British Columbia ignited into flames due to a heatwave, and the Arctic ice is melting at a phenomenal rate. All of these events are related as they either contribute to Climate Change or are one of the many consequences of…
 
How many hours and how many liver cells have gone into making this podcast so far? Dr. Craken MacCraic and Dr. Scarlett Smash reflect on their favorite podcast moments and more. Thank you for listening! Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website: https://www.speakupforblue.com/show/marine-conservation-happy-hour/ MCHH Instagra…
 
Two experience Canadian Fisheries and Oceans scientists have revealed that data points to multiple factors that are causing the recovery of Northern Cod to move at a snail's pace and seals are not the driving force. Many fishers along the North Atlantic coast in Canada and the US think that the large population of harp seals (7.6 million) is to bla…
 
All about the 2021 National Ocean Month Proclamation from the White House, especially how it's different from the last administration's 2020 Proclamation. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website: https://www.speakupforblue.com/show/marine-conservation-happy-hour/ MCHH Instagram MCHH Twitter…
 
The US Navy conducts drills in the ocean on a regular basis whether it uses sonar or detonates bombs. Unfortunately, many marine species including marine mammals, suffer from these exercises. Sonar exercises can affect the hearing of marine mammals and disrupt their communication within a pod that is used to hunting and looking after young individu…
 
Does Subway use real Tuna in their Tuna sandwiches? That is the question that many headlines read throughout social media sites recently as people were sharing variations of a New York Times article along the same lines. The purpose of the article was to test whether a lawsuit filed by some people in California about what was in the Tuna sandwich a…
 
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